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shift

the displacement of rocks, esp layers or seams in mining, at a geological fault

shift

[shift]
(computer science)
A movement of data to the right or left, in a digital-computer location, usually with the loss of characters shifted beyond a boundary.
(geology)
The relative displacement of the units affected by a fault but outside the fault zone itself.
(industrial engineering)
The number of hours or the part of any day worked. Also known as tour.
(mechanical engineering)
To change the ratio of the driving to the driven gears to obtain the desired rotational speed or to avoid overloading and stalling an engine or a motor.
(metallurgy)
A casting defect caused by malalignment of the mold parts.
(spectroscopy)
A small change in the position of a spectral line that is due to a corresponding change in frequency which, in turn, results from one or more of several causes, such as the Doppler effect.

SHIFT

Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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A further analysis was conducted, which looked specifically at long-term night shift work and risk of six types of cancer among female nurses.
Since the shift-by-wire systems are required to shift both the parking mechanism and the driving force direction, the powertrain system has a major effect on the system configuration.
When there is capacity to accommodate girls students in first shift then why the girls have been exposed to security threat by shifting them to second shift, they questioned.
2-Regarding the FSH level, it was interpreted as "since FSH levels of nurses at night shift were significantly lower than the nurses at day shift.
e) Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSP), Advanced Sleep Phase disorder (ASP), Jet lag disorder, Shift work disorder, Irregular sleep/wake rhythm and free running type.
The alert urges health care organizations to increase their efforts to reduce the risks for medical errors related to fatigue among workers enduring extended shifts, including assessing policies for shift work, developing strategies to prevent fatigue, bolstering teamwork and collaboration in providing support for those on longer shifts, and ensuring a safe, smooth transition at hand off at the end of a shift (The Joint Commission, 2011).
Now a new study--RN4Cast, involving more than 31,000 nurses across 15 European countries --has robustly confirmed that increased fatigue, loss of alertness, impaired decisionmaking and increased accidents are associated with longer shift length itself, irrespective of other confounders.
A shift was first known to be used against Cy Williams during the 1920s.
Two recent studies of work shifts and sleep disorders that focus on law enforcement officers may have implications for correctional officers as well.
So a team of international researchers analysed the results of 34 studies involving over two million individuals to investigate the association between shift work and major vascular events.
five 8-hour shifts), this schedule, as well as shift work in general, has been shown to lead to sleep deprivation.
There are strategies that will improve a shift worker's ability to cope with these issues.